Miami - On Sept. 7, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Miami International Airport located and seized approximately eight pounds of cocaine with a street value of $256,000. The seizure was made during the inspection of air cargo shipments entering the United States from Colombia. The drug was contained in six red-packaged bricks and concealed in a shipment of flowers. According to Miami Director of Field Operations Sidney Aki, "this is another example of our constant effort to secure our borders and enhance aviation security through the interdiction of contraband concealed within air cargo."
To report smuggling or any other suspicious activities observed, call 1-800-BE-ALERT ((1-800) 232-5378), or the after hours toll-free number, (1-800) 562-5943.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.